Would you eat your friend to be alive?

I'm very sure that all of you out there know this story. I've read it on Readers Digest years ago. Even bought the movie called ALIVE based on this story. But I couldn't finish watching it. It wasn't gruesome or what, but I cannot face it but it is the truth.

The reason that I post this up because I stumble upon this article that National Geographic Channel shows a reconstruction of the amazing 72-day survival story.

Grin and bear it ... survivors try to keep up their spirits

The story is about a group of Rugby team crashed at the snowy heights of the Andes and trapped there without any food and water. And to prevent from die in hunger, they have to eat their friends and family (they didn't kill them but only have to eat their corpse) and drink their own urine.

Wreck ... the aftermath

“On the rare occasion when we had a fire, they even cooked it, which improved its taste.

“For me, eating the meat became easier over time. Some could not overcome their revulsion — but all of us were eating enough now to hold starvation at bay.

“Out of respect for me, the others had promised not to touch the bodies of my mother and sister but, even so, there were enough bodies to last us for weeks if we rationed the meat carefully.

“To make the food last even longer we began to eat the kidneys, the livers and even the hearts.

“These internal organs were highly nutritious and, as grisly as it may sound, by this point most of us had grown numb to the horror of friends being butchered like cattle.”



Devastation ... the crashed plane

*Source from the The Sun Online All Rights Reserved (Photo taken from the article)

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Check this if you are a blogger...

You know it is time to reassess your relationship with your computer when....

1. You wake up at 4 O'clock in the morning to go to the bathroom and stop to check your email on the way back to bed.

2. You turn off your computer and get an awful empty feeling, as if you just pulled the plug on a loved one.

3. You decide to stay in college for an additional year or two, just for the free internet access.

4. You laugh at people with 28.8 modems.

5. You start using smileys :-) in your snail mail.

6. You find yourself typing "com" after every period when using a word processor.com

7. You can't correspond with your mother because she doesn't have a computer.

8. When your email box shows "no new messages" and you feel really depressed.

9. You don't know the gender of your three closest friends because they have nondescript screen name and you never bothered to ask.

10. You move into a new house and you decide to "Netscape" before you landscape.

11. Your family always knows where you are.

12. In real life conversations, you don't laugh, you just say "LOL, LOL".

13. After reading this message, you immediately forward it to a friend (or post it to your blog)! (Eh? Did i post this? Hahaha....)



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New way to stop bus

This is the great way to stop the bus.




Today I'm not in the mood of posting anything. Just tired of thinking about the coming engine transplant.

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Explicit cartoonist?

I saw this somewhere inside my email. The artist begins to draw the kind of dirty sketches you’d expect to find in the notebook of an adolescent schoolboy. but wait until he finishes the sketches.



Funny huh??

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Finally, it's 4G61T

This morning, I went to the warehouse/workshop with the mechanic to check a half cut that I've been looking since last week. This is what we found.

4G61T
Original car : Mitsubishi Mirage (Turbo)

4G61
The 4G61 normally displaces 1.6 L, but there are two distinct variations: An earlier version uses 3.03x3.39 in bore and stroke, while a later one has moved to 3.24x2.95 in. This engine was always DOHC 16-valve and used either ECFI or MPFI fuel injection. A turbocharged version was also produced for the Mirage. The 4G61 does not have balance shafts like the other 4G6x motors. Instead, it has different components, some of which can be used on the "Silent Shaft" motors.

Applications:
3.03x3.39
1989 Mitsubishi Mirage ECFI
1989-1990 Dodge Colt MPI
3.24x2.95
1990-1992 Mitsubishi Mirage MPFI


The front cut was good and the engine is clean. Almost like a brand new engine (except the outside condition of it) but it is missing some part such as the "air flow controller" and fuse box. The worst part of it, the air flow controller. It is vital and if I didn't have the parts, even if I have the engine, the mechanic cannot install it to the car.

After we left the warehouse, I discuss with my mechanic where we can get those missing part. To cut the story short, in 20 minutes, he manage to get the vital parts from his friend.

Actually, everybody was looking this type of engine. Since it is compatible with Proton Iswara, so the demand for this engine (that is 4G61) are very high. Not forgetting that this engine are equipped with turbo system (that is quite rare for this engine), makes this engine are most sought after. Even the mechanic try to persuade me to take another engine because he also want this engine. Haha...

Well that's the report on my mission to find an engine. Now, the transplanting job.

Below are two engine that I found there also.


4G63 engine

I don't know the model number but people always refer this engine as "Black Top".

Cheers....


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Lack of sleep may be deadly

Anyone out there, did you get this lazy hard-to-get-up feeling soon after you wake up in the morning? Did you party and clubbing hard enough till you come home very late and the next morning have to wake up very early to go to work? If you did, how many hour that you spend for sleeping everyday?

>According to research, if you sleep for less then 7-8 hours a day, you are more than twice as likely to die of heart disease and the reason are unclear.

"A third of the population of the UK and over 40 percent in the U.S. regularly sleep less than five hours a night, so it is not a trivial problem," he said in a telephone interview.

"The current pressures in society to cut out sleep, in order to squeeze in more, may not be a good idea -- particularly if you go below five hours."

WHAT? Heart disease? Luckily, if my sleep were been disturbed, I will try to replace the hour as soon as possible since if I get up early in the morning without enough sleep, I tend to be sick. So for those out there, cukup-cukup kan tidur anda (get enough sleep). Hahaha...

Read full story here...

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4G93 or 4G61 or 4G15?

I'm pretty sure that you will thinking, what on hell that is that code that I've been put up there. For those who crazy in modding their car, they surely know what code is that. That is car engine code. Let me give some info on it:

Mitsubishi Motors uses a simple four-digit naming scheme for its automobile engines:

The first digit signifies the number of cylinders
The second is the fuel type; "G" for gasoline
The third is the engine family
The fourth is the engine model
The first digit is sometimes omitted, shifting the entire scheme by one to make room for another character, such as "T" for turbocharged or "B" for second-generation.

I4
Mitsubishi has developed five families of straight-4 engines:

4G1x "Orion" - 1.2 L to 1.5 L
4G3x "Saturn" - 1.2 L to 1.8 L
4G5x "Astron" - 2.0 L to 2.6 L "Silent Shaft"
4G6x "Sirius" - 1.6 L to 2.4 L
4G9x - 1.6 L to 2.0 L

The reason why I put this engine code is because my dad’s car needs to be repair. Well, his car was bought around year 1997-98 and now I can say, this is the period where those almost 10 years car will have their ‘arthritis’. His car having this ‘gear box’ problem since past 8-9 month and to repair or replace it, I’m sure it will exceed RM800. In the meanwhile, I’ve already change the carburetor but the carburetor that I’ve got for replacement are useless (which is a secondhand parts) and since all of this problem already arise, I know that the alternator also need to be change (according to my previous experience with my Kancil) .

To (at lest) makes the replacing those parts a bit cheaper, I am considering an engine transplant. So now, I’m in a mission to locate/find and buy this engine. My wife (who, fortunately,) works at a local workshop that deals with importing these engine and spare parts from Japan, got a good deal from her colleague at Kuala Lumpur. Her colleague spotted this 4G93 engine which is still in ‘brand new’ state. The engine only clock 5000 kilometers on the odometer. But *sigh*, the mechanic said, this engine very suitable for Proton Wira but quite hard to put in Iswara engine bay. This and that need to be change.

Now, he advises me to get this 4G61 or 4G15 engine. So, I called my wife and ask her if they got this engine at their warehouse/workshop. She said they got this engine but not in “half cut” (half cut means they cut the front of the car only to include the dashboard, and all the parts in the engine bay) condition, only the engine and gear box.

But then, my dad wants to install the power steering system and eyeing this EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection) engine. So I need this engine in “half cut” condition and have to be in budget.

So wish me luck in finding those engines that will in the budget and ultimately, passed in registering it at JPJ.

For your refering information:

MITSUBISHI ORION

4G11
The 4G11 displaces 1.2 L (1244 cc).

Applications:
Mitsubishi Colt/Mirage
Mitsubishi Lancer

4G12
The 4G12 displaces 1.4 L (1410 cc).

Applications:
Mitsubishi Colt/Mirage
Mitsubishi Lancer
Mitsubishi Celeste
Mitsubishi Tredia/Cordia

4G13
The 4G13 displaces 1.3 L (1298 cc). It is an SOHC engine.

Applications:
Mitsubishi Colt/Mirage
Mitsubishi Lancer
Mitsubishi Space Star
Mitsubishi Carisma
Mitsubishi Dingo
Proton Saga/Iswara
Proton Satria/Wira

4G15
The SOHC 4G15 displaces 1.5 L (1468 cc).

Applications:
Mitsubishi Colt/Mirage
Mitsubishi Lancer/Eagle Summit
Mitsubishi Dingo
Proton Saga/Iswara
Proton Satria/Wira

4G16
The 4G16 displaces 1.2 L (1198 cc).

Applications:
Mitsubishi Colt/Mirage
Mitsubishi Lancer

MITSUBISHI SIRIUS

4G61
The 4G61 normally displaces 1.6 L, but there are two distinct variations: An earlier version uses 3.03x3.39 in bore and stroke, while a later one has moved to 3.24x2.95 in. This engine was always DOHC 16-valve and used either ECFI or MPFI fuel injection. A turbocharged version was also produced for the Mirage. The 4G61 does not have balance shafts like the other 4G6x motors. Instead, it has different components, some of which can be used on the "Silent Shaft" motors.

Applications:
3.03x3.39
1989 Mitsubishi Mirage ECFI
1989-1990 Dodge Colt MPI
3.24x2.95
1990-1992 Mitsubishi Mirage MPFI

4G62
The larger 1.8 L 4G62 was an SOHC 8-valve unit for longitudinal RWD/4WD use. With a 3.17x3.46 in bore and stroke, it displaces 1795 cc.

Applications:
1988 Mitsubishi Cordia
1988 Mitsubishi Tredia

4G63
The 4G63 was a 2.0 L (1997 cc) version. Again, there were two different bore and stroke versions, and both SOHC and DOHC were produced. It is found in various Mitsubishi models including the Eclipse and Galant but also appears in Chrysler-branded versions of the Eclipse: the Eagle Talon and Plymouth Laser.It comes with either 4/6/& 7-bolt mains. The increase in main-bolts, is to reduced 'cam-crawl';the 7-bolt is used in the VR-4 & Evolution. This makes for swaps into other vehicles difficult, except the Galant GSX*.

Note that the 4G63 block in the Eclipse and Galant (and other Mitsubishi and Chrysler passenger cars) is not identical to the 4G63 block found in the Mitsubishi Mighty Max and Dodge Ram 50. The car-bound 4G63 has a bore and stroke of 3.35 in (85 mm) and 3.46 in (88 mm), whereas the truck 4G63 has a bore and stroke of 3.31 in (84 mm) and 3.54 in (90 mm).

Output for the US-spec 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is 271 hp (202 kW) at 6500 RPM with 273 ft.lbf (370 Nm) of torque at 3500 RPM. It has a cast iron engine block and aluminum DOHC cylinder heads. It uses MPI multi-point fuel injection, has 4 valves per cylinder, is turbocharged and intercooled and features forged steel connecting rods.

In the United Kingdom, a special Lancer Evolution, the FQ-400, produces 302.13 kW (405.2 hp), from a 4G63 engine. At 202.9 hp (151.3 kW) per liter, it has possibly the highest specific output per liter of any production engine.

Racing
Its turbocharged variant, 4G63T (also sometimes referred to simply as the 4G63), has powered Mitsubishi vehicles in World Rally Championships for years in the Galant VR-4, Lancer Evolution, Carisma GT and Lancer WRC04. It was the powerplant of the Lancer Evolution when Tommi Mäkinen won his four sequential WRC championships. The engine is also used in a variety of turbocharged 2-liter models of Galant and Eclipse.

Applications:
3.31x3.54 SOHC 2-barrel carburetor
1988-1989 Mitsubishi Mighty-Max
1988-1989 Dodge Ram 50
3.35x3.46 SOHC carburetor
1988 Mitsubishi Cordia
1988 Mitsubishi Tredia
3.35x3.46 SOHC MPFI
1988-1992 Dodge Colt Vista
1989-1992 Mitsubishi Galant
3.35x3.46 DOHC MPFI
1989-1992 Mitsubishi Galant
1990-1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse
1990-1999 Plymouth Laser
1990-1999 Eagle Talon
Mitsubishi Starion (Australia)

4G64
The longitudinal 4G64 was the largest variant, at 2.4 L (2350 cc). Early models were 8-valve SOHC, but a later 16-valve DOHC version was also produced. All used MPFI with a 3.41 in (86.5 mm) bore and 3.94 in (100 mm) stroke.

A later 4G64, built in Shiga, Japan, was used as recently as 2004 in transverse applications. It has an cast iron engine block and aluminum SOHC cylinder heads. It uses SFI fuel injection, has 4 valves per cylinder with roller followers and features a one-piece cast camshaft cast and aluminum intake manifold.

The version used in the Chrysler Sebring/Stratus coupes produced 147 hp (110 kW) at 5500 RPM with 158 ft.lbf (214 Nm) of torque at 4000 RPM. The Chrysler version features fracture-split forged powder metal connecting rods.

The Lancer Ralliart/Eclipse version uses forged steel connecting rods. Output is 162 hp (121 kW) at 5500 RPM with 162 ft.lbf (260 Nm) of torque at 4000 RPM.

Applications:
1988 Mitsubishi Galant
1988-1990 Mitsubishi Van
1990-1992 Mitsubishi Pick-Up
1990-1992 Dodge Ram 50
Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart
Mitsubishi Eclipse/Chrysler Sebring/Dodge Stratus

4G67
The 16-valve DOHC 4G67 displaced 1.8 L (1836 cc).

Applications:
Mitsubishi Mirage

4G69
The 4G69 is a 2.4 L (2378 cc) version built in Shiga, Japan. Bore is 87 mm and stroke is 100 mm. Output is 160 hp (119 kW) at 5750 RPM with 162 ft.lbf (289 Nm) of torque at 4000 RPM. It has an cast iron engine block and aluminum SOHC cylinder heads. It uses MFI fuel injection, has 4 valves per cylinder with roller followers and features forged steel connecting rods, a one-piece cast camshaft, and a cast aluminum intake manifold.

Applications:
2004 Mitsubishi Galant
2004 Mitsubishi Outlander



MITSUBISHI 6G7X

The 6G7x series is a V6 piston engine from Mitsubishi Motors. Three displacement variants have been produced with both SOHC and DOHC. MIVEC variable valve timing was also fitted. Modern versions feature a one-piece cast crankshaft and cast aluminum intake manifold.

6G72
The 6G72 is a 3.0 L (2972 cc) engine. Bore is 91.1 mm and stroke is 76 mm. SOHC 12-valve, SOHC 24-valve, and DOHC 24-valve versions have been produced.

The latest version is used in the Eclipse and Galant. Output in 2004 is 210 hp (157 kW) at 5500 RPM with 205 ft·lbf (278 N·m) of torque at 4000 RPM. It has an cast iron engine block and aluminum SOHC cylinder heads. It uses MFI fuel injection, has 4 valves per cylinder with roller followers and features fracture-split forged steel connecting rods.

Applications:
Mitsubishi 3000GT/Dodge Stealth
1988–1991 Plymouth Acclaim/Dodge Spirit
1990–1994 Dodge Caravan/Plymouth Voyager
1990–1993 Dodge Ram 50
Dodge Dynasty
Chrysler LeBaron
Chrysler TC
Chrysler New Yorker
Dodge Daytona
Dodge Shadow ES
Plymouth Duster
2000-2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse
1999-2003 Mitsubishi Galant
1994-1998 Hyundai Sonata

6G73
The 6G73 displaces 2.5 L (2497 cc).

Applications:
1995-2000 Chrysler Sebring/Dodge Avenger
1995-2000 Chrysler Cirrus/Dodge Stratus
Mitsubishi Diamante (American Diamantes always used a 3.0 V6)

6G74
The 3.5 L (3497 cc) 6G74 is a 24-valve unit available with either SOHC, DOHC, or MIVEC DOHC. Bore is 93 mm and stroke is 85.8 mm. Output is 205 hp (153 kW) at 5000 RPM with 231 ft·lbf (313 N·m) of torque at 4000 RPM. It has an cast iron engine block and aluminum SOHC cylinder heads. It uses MFI fuel injection, has 4 valves per cylinder with and features forged steel connecting rods.

Applications:
1997-2004 Mitsubishi Diamante
Mitsubishi Montero Sport

6G75
6G75 engine in a 2005 GalantThe 6G75 is a 3.8 L (3828 cc) version with 95 mm bore and 90 mm stroke. Output is 230 hp (172 kW) at 5250 RPM with 250 ft·lbf (339 N·m) of torque at 4000 RPM. It has forged steel connecting rods.

Applications:
Mitsubishi Galant
Mitsubishi Montero
Mitsubishi Endeavor

The 4G9x series of straight-4 automobile engines is the latest Mitsubishi Motors design. All are 16-valve, though some use SOHC rather than DOHC heads, and some feature MIVEC variable valve timing.

4G92
The 4G92 displaces 1.6 L (1597 cc) and is available with either SOHC or plain or MIVEC DOHC versions.

Applications:
Mitsubishi Lancer
Mitsubishi Mirage

4G93
The 1.8 L (1834 cc) 4G93 is also available in both single- and dual-cam versions. Turbocharged variants are also produced. The SOHC 4G93 provides 86kw at 6000rpm and redlines at 6500rpm

Applications:
Mitsubishi Galant
Mitsubishi Lancer
Proton Satria GTi
Proton Putra

4G94
4G94 Engine in a Lancer OZ RallyThe 4G94 is a 2.0 L (1999 cc) version built in Japan. Bore is 81.5 mm and stroke is 95.8 mm. It is used in the Mitsubishi Lancer. Output is 120 hp (89 kW) at 5500 RPM with 130 ft.lbf (176 Nm) of torque at 4250 RPM. It has an cast iron engine block and aluminum SOHC cylinder heads. It uses MFI fuel injection, has 4 valves per cylinder and features forged steel connecting rods.


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Sony Alpha Workshop In Kota Kinabalu

Last Saturday(22 Sept), my brother and I went to this Sony Alpha Workshop at Marina Court. It was supposed to be held at Promenade Hotel but the venue has been change to Marina Court due to unseen problem. Actually we already in Promenade Hotel when we have been informed the change of venue.

The workshop was attended by about 15 people and that’s includes me and my brother. It was started at 2 pm and last for 4 hours.The workshop was conducted by Ted Adnan, a professional photographer based in Peninsular Malaysia.

The workshop

From this workshop, we learn how to take photo (hahaha macam tidak pandai take photo pula sia lol), learning different lenses and how to use them and lighting. All in all, this workshop are more teaching in basic photography.

The group photo.

p/s Actually, we were given a beautiful model to practice our knowledge after the workshop, but i still haven't get the picture from my brother. Will post it up later when I get it. :D

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2 p/sThe workshop are free. Photo credit to Ted Adnan.

Link to Sony Alpha Community Forum

Link to Ted Adnan Photography

Link to Ted Adnan Blog

Is this called meme??

I never answer these kind of question but maybe I should try at lest once.

1. Who knows the real you?
. My self

2. Last time you smiled?
. still until now

3. If you could kiss anyone who would
it be?
. my wife

4. What song are you listening to?
. A day in a life by the beatles

5. Who does it remind you of?
. every one that i known in my life

6. Last movie you watched?
. the secret

7. Which of your friends lives closest
to you?
. Charles

8. What CD is in your stereo?
. my stereo were already packed in the box

9. Do you have a job?
. yes

10. What did you do yesterday?
. went to repair my dad's car

12. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
. i wear glass

13. Last person you ditched class with?
. last time when i'm still a school boy, Remie Willon and Patrick Undi

14. What's your Dad's middle Name?
. hahaha...

15. Do you trust your friends?
. I trust them but they always stab my back.

16. Who was the last person to call
you?
. My wife

17. What,who annoys you?
. people who acts like they love this guy but only love his money. Act like an angel but devil within her. Don't take advantage with him, biatch. p/s Go f**k you own mirror.

18. Would you move to another
state/country to be with the one you
love?
. hmm... already married. What for?

19. Next vacation you're going to?
. planning but not yet decided. (Travel around Sabah by train)

20. Do you play any instruments?
. yes. Guitar.

21. Do you believe that everything
happens for a reason?
. my name is Joy and I believe in karma

22. Do you want any piercings?
. wish to have one

23. Did you ever go to Prom?
. one time only

24. Last time you went to the mall?
. last night

25. Who last IMed you?
. what the hell is IMed?

26. What was the last thing you ate?
. Melilea thingie

27. Ever snuck outta the house?
. never

28. Which of your friends would make
the best roommate?
. my wife.

29. Last thing you purchased?
. maggie


**All of above are answered in anger hahahha....

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Advertlets are now giving out money again and since I haven't yet receive any from them, this is a GOOD opportunity to at lest know that by blogging, you also can earn. Hey, it's not wasting your time to blog, my dear!! (And now you know why their ads are here)

Hmm... After I reach the RM100 mark and getting my first cheque from them, I plan to save up the money that I get from them to buy a domain for my blog so that I can have a blog site for my own. Hehe....

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Fishing Trip at Pantai Sawangan, Kuala Penyu, Sabah : Day Two

In this journey, we almost met an accident with a f**king moron driver. He stop in front of us (a complete stop) and didn't give any signal whether he wanted to stop or turn right. Just in a fraction of seconds, when my wife (yes, she is driving) trying to overtake that SOB, he accelerate to turn a sharp right turn. We almost hit his car at the rear wheel. When we at the complete stop (almost hitting him), then he switch on his damn car 'right' signal light. Damn!

Anyway, we finally reach Pantai Sawangan safely on that day.

See how many local people that are fishing here.

My wife candid me (but I already saw her taking my picture haha...)



But in this day, I can say I was pissed off by another f**king moron. I know I'm not a local there but at lest he, as a muslim in this fasting month, are considerate in "conquering" the fishing spot. At lest why don't just share spot with me. Instead he cast his bait "across" the whole spot! (Details are below) ( Also a cat who manage to "kidnapped" a fish which I will tell you later)

Lucky for him that I maintained my sanity and my patient during his stay there. Anyway, he went back after couple’s hours. I heard him murmuring that he is sleepy. You cannot sleep while fasting lah,bro!! Your fasting considered 'batal', you moron!!! Enough said he left.

After a while, I got a company. A cat. The fish below in the picture are not mine. They belong to a kid who looks like a Filipinos to me. Well there suppose to have 4 of fish there, but the cat manage to "kidnapped" one.

So after a while, we called it a day. That is around 5.30 pm. This is the last picture that I take there. What a beautiful sunset at Pantai Sawangan (Beyond the picture, there is where Labuan Island is located)




Catch of the day!!!

Fishing trip at Pantai Sawangan, Kuala Penyu, Sabah : Day One

Two days in a row... That's the most tiring and fun day. The weather was fine and mostly cloudy. Not so hot and it's windy. We reach there around 11.30 pm.

If you see beyond the jetty, there is an island. That island is where the first Survivor were held. The island called Pulau Tiga.

This is the beach view from the jetty. The beach is generally clean. I recommend this beach to be a picnic spot. But this beach lack some basic infrastructure such as toilet and changing room. Hmm... Nice beach but no toilet.

So, fishing time... My wife with her fishing gear.

After 5 hours of fishing and almost getting sunburn (it is not the heat that cause sunburn but the UV) we went home after only getting ONE (yes, one) small fish.

Arghhh *&%$&^$&(*

Since my wife didn't satisfied with the catch (and she didn't catch any), she persuade me to go next day (17 Sept/Monday). So the next day, early in the morning (again) we went there.

Malaysia Day = Fishing for me

Tomorrow, 16 September, all Sabahan will celebrate Malaysia Day. Since it is a public holiday and falls on Sunday, the public holiday will be replace on Monday. So I decided to go fishing at Pantai Sawangan, Kuala Penyu (the venue for the annual Pesta Rumbia) hehehe....

So to prepare for my trip tomorrow, I bought this at fishing shop nearby my office. (Best kan...)


One of the box won't be use for fishing anyway hehhe... (Gonna be my model hobby kit box)

Actually I have been fishing since last 3 years. But since I have to wait for a good timing of holiday, there haven't been any post for my fishing activity. So below are my last fishing outings at a bridge near Yayasan Sabah, Kota Kinabalu.

Ready to cast the rod. I have to look for the incoming vehicles so that I don't catch a car/motorcycle instead of fish.

See the incoming car behind me.


The victim of the night, catfish aka "The General" or Ikan Gaguk (as we local called it). We don't really fond of this fish because all of us know that this fish eats human waste. Yuck.


My best picture of the night.

As for the night, all of us (8 person) don't get any fish. Since I went to Pantai Sawangan, Kuala Penyu the next day, I have to go back early to get some rest. There won't be any picture for the entire trip at Pantai Sawangan since I'm too busy fishing.

But I promise there would be picture for tomorrow trip.

*Credits have to be given to my wife for her photo shooting using her phone. Thanks honey!

Invisible Water?

Watch this science trick. It's amazing...

Link to the video.


*edit* An error was occurred when I put up the embedded code. So I just give the link instead.


British couple's 22-year motel stop

Wahh... This couple really live their life to the fullest. Never have to clean up their room, doing any laundery and even cooking.


David Davidson, 79, and his wife, Jean, 70, first tried out a Travelodge hotel while visiting a sick aunt in 1985 -- and were instantly hooked.

The couple have spent around 100,000 pounds (200,000 dollars, 150,000 euros) renting rooms which cost them as little as 15 pounds (30 dollars, 22 euros) a night.

His wife added: "We don't get hit with huge heating bills over the winter and its safer than a lot of places these days."

Hmm... that's sound reasonable since I have to find other place to stay while the renovation were being done. I already found a place but still decide whether to stay there or not. Rm300 per month, fully furnish plus hot shower and aircond room. Maybe, will end up like them too...

Read the full story here.

Nothing gonna change my world...

I found this when I visit Flanegan B blog site and soon I found out that I know his dad. Hmm... What a small world.


Across The Universe by Rufus Wainright
Just listening to this song makes my mind traveled back to my younger days where I still active in Stella Maris Church, those band shows that I made (although it just for small occasion) and those whom I was close to. Those were the days, my friends.

(Bird view of Stella Maris Church) Click to enlarge

In the year 1997 I was starting to be active in the church activity such as choir and Youth Ministry. That year is the first year that I started to play music. In that year also I've seen and know different people at different age.

In 1998, I already involved in some activity such as drama for Youth Ministry and also begin my duty as a musician in Choir Ministry. And all of this stopped abruptly on the year 2005.

Well, in that period, I had seen people who can walk the talk and those who just talk the talk. Those who know how to stab your back, those who know how to really exploits your talent/time/hard work so that they can call the work that you have done theirs (this is the reason why I left).

But what I really missed most are my band mates. I missed those ‘jam’ session that we had. Those non-stop session from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continue from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
And the next day performing at Sabah Golf and Country Club for La Salle Class of don’t-know-what-year School Reunion dinner. Singing Beatles number.... Ahh… Those were the days…

Alphonso Sabadun, Girly (my sister-in-law now), Richard Makulim, Josue Juin, Adrianne (elder sister to Nikki Palikat). Those days will always in my mind.

How I wish that I can say “Nothing Gonna Chance My World”.

Anyway I really believe on this one now: “Obladi Oblada Life Goes On”

And this clip conclude my post today. It's reflect my feeling now.



In My Life by The Beatles
Cheers

p/s Would you forget those years that really shape you into what you are now?

Epiphone Casino. (Heaven, I found it!!)

Yes, finally. My dream has come true. 9/9/07 sure is a good date for a "newborn".

Epiphone Casino with hard case Rm2900 (after Rm450 discount)!!! (That piece of paper there is the receipt). Welcome to the family Casino! Here is your brother, Takamine Classical Guitar.


And now introducing the amp... (I kept it as a secret since my last visit to KL)
Fender Frontman. Bought at Yamaha Music, Midvalley.

Below is the amp inside a luggage bag. I have to put it inside the bag since the renovation haven't started yet. (Well this morning, I'm pretty sure that they will start the job soon because instead of my normal Handphone alarm clock, their hammer knocking the wall wake me up this morning!)

The shop just newly open there. I manage to try out this amp also using an Epiphone guitar there. Imagine, when I said I wanted to try this amp, the guy who in-charge the tell me that I can pick up any guitar for testing. And I said jokingly "Hmm... Can I use the RM9000 Yamaha Archtop guitar?" And he said "Sure". Well, I don't want any FUBAR situation so I pick the Epiphone instead (I don't want to end up buying the RM9000 guitar instead of RM590 Fender amp haha..) Yeah testing it with 'in water' hearing in that moment.

And not forgetting, it seems that today gonna be my lucky day since I found my lost necklace. At my very room too!!!

Note the Dragon pendant....

Well God Bless Me...

*edit*

p/s: Kay, I don't know how to make a video for the sound testing and also I'm "malu-malu" to show my skill since my skill just like kindergarten kids.

Casino or Dot? The dilemma answered... (Hell my necklace is missing!!)

Finally after thinking, asking, research and endless sleepless night for 3 weeks (I just made the last one up heheh..), yesterday, right after all the trouble that came; dad’s car needs fixing, my car haven't been paid in full yet but already settle it Thursday, lost my precious 'Ah Long' necklace that belong to my dad and my mum (necklace belongs to my dad and the 'Dragon' pendant belongs to my mum), finally I made up my mind.


I went to Hollywood Music center and guess what, I miss seeing that Epiphone Casino also were displayed there!! Yay!!


RM3350 plus hard case. Rm100 cheaper than Sheraton II.



Here is The Beatles performing Don't Let Me Down (my favorite song!) with John Lennon flaunting his Casino. I heard that he repainted his Casino to white (shown in this clip)

About the lost ‘Ah Long’ necklace, I guess that is my mistake. Not only a mistake, but failures to handle things that are not suppose to be put inside my %$#@ing pocket in the first place. My wife also lost her bracelet by putting it inside her pocket few weeks (I think about 1 ½ month) ago and I didn’t learn from it and instead scolded her by putting the bracelet there. Well, I guess I kena “ketulahan” (local means Karma) and lost even more precious thing. My parents don’t know about it yet and I hope next month I manage to find replacement (dapat cari yang sama lagi bagus), give back to my parents, and I promise I don’t want to wear anything precious again. *sigh*

But I think I got this kind of jinx. Let me explain it. IF suddenly I stare/looking really close to it/thinking how good it is in 'don't want to lose it' kind of feeling, definitely the things will broke/lost in few weeks. That’s what happens to my two front teeth. I still remember when I still in high school, I was chewing ice cube in that time, I'm thinking that what a strong front teeth that I've got. Then after 3-4 weeks, I met an accident and lost my teeth. And yet, I still remember looking the necklace at close proximity(ngam ka ayat ni?) [Now I'm thinking about Stevie Wonder, Superstition. Hmmm....]

Well now I'm going out to ATM machine to withdraw my hard earn money.....


Update on my kancil

Officially she can be called Moderno . This is how she looks like before the major transformation.




Parts that gonna be installed/replace.


In the process of transforming.





The last time saw her at the operation room a.k.a workshop


Casino or Dot? The Epiphone dilemma

As you know that last month I went to Kuala Lumpur with an ultimate mission. To buy an arch top guitar. Since on that trip was right on time with the Merdeka Sales (the sales was making my black eyes grey!!) I have to say to myself "Just buy the guitar at Kota Kinabalu. It will save you from baggage trouble." Yup the problem occur to me since I bought a lots of new cloths (can replace my existing wardrobe already!!) and my wife shopping spree, we have to buy TWO extra BIG beg to store all of the spoil.

Opss... actually my thing occupied all the beg :D Hehhee….

Since I already promise myself to buy the guitar at KK, more trouble came and almost makes me cancel my promise.

First, two day before I fly to KL, I send my car to install the Body Kit. Now, my budget (for the guitar) almost gone since the car haven’t been fully paid. Find it out that I need to pay another Rm300 as balance for the painting job.

Second, my dad’s car needs servicing. The aircond refuse to work and driving in this weather (as you know if it sunny, it’s hot like hell. If it’s raining, you won’t see anything since you windscreen will be fogged by you body heat) it is really spelling disaster. Then one day, I tried to switch on the air cond, black smoke comes out from the hood. I take a look inside and I really sure the compressor dead/kaput. Hmm…. $$$$ again. Went to repair it on Monday and cost me Rm610 for replacing the compressor and another RM120 for regular service for the car. Luckily I manage to claim money from my dad for the aircond job. (Hm… what a sohai am I)

But anyway, back to the guitar. This is the one that have smaller price tag.

Epiphone Dot. RM2450.Come with hard case. Well, the color is not black. It is similar to this one that have the bigger price tag.

Epiphone Sheraton. RM3450. Also come with hard case.

I have to admit I hate the Dot version and I know I have to "ikat perut" for the extra 1 Grand just to get the Sheraton. But this one that I really want to get my hands on.

Epiphone Casino. Yeah, the one that John Lennon use while performing their famous (The Beatles) last concert/show. But I don't see any of the guitar shop here in KK selling this guitar.

*Sigh*

Links to Epiphone Website

Italian tenor Pavarotti dies at age 71




Luciano Pavarotti, one of the few opera singers to win crossover fame as a popular superstar, died Thursday. He was 71. Pavarotti had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year and underwent further treatment in August.

"The Maestro fought a long, tough battle against the pancreatic cancer which eventually took his life. In fitting with the approach that characterized his life and work, he remained positive until finally succumbing to the last stages of his illness," the statement said.

Who doesn’t recognize him? Even though that I not really into opera, I can say that he also got some influence in my life even it is not significant. The way he sing, the size of his body, the vibrant of his voice really etched in my mind. Maybe for those who ever involve in church choir, when trying to sing in tenor section, surely will remember him.

It is another loss for music industry in this world. May God Bless His Soul.

Links to the news.

Hoaaaaa!!! Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival Part 3

Now I realize that blogging is really not in my blood. Instead thinking that it is fun to have and be a blogger, I found that it's hard for me to update this blog. But at lest, I tried my best to update it.

Now I also found out that I don't have the time to fully update my KK Jazz Fest review since my real life demand more time to update with. Hmm... I suppose some of it will be postponed to a later date. So here my part 3 KK Jazz Fest Review.

Jazzelton Quintet

June Tan on the keyboard and Prof Hanafie on the bass with unknown saxophonists.


They perform lots of catchy song like The Flintstones Theme and Dancing Cheek To Cheek. This is my first time to hear a Jazz version of The Flintstones Theme heheee...